Covid-19 update: Daily patient recoveries double number of new patients

Covid-19 statistics in Malaysia as of April 22, 2020.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, April 22: Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation is showing gradual improvement with the number of recovered patients double that of the new 50 cases recorded today.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new positive cases raises the country’s total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 5,532.

“One-hundred-and-three cases have recovered and been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,452 or 62.4 per cent of all cases detected.

“This means there are only 1,987 active cases currently and they are isolated and being treated in hospitals throughout the country,” he told a daily press conference to give updates on Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation in Putrajaya today.

Dr Noor Hisham added that there were currently 43 patients being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with 25 of them requiring respiratory support.

However, he reported that there was also one Covid-19 fatality today, taking the country’s death toll to 93 or 1.68 per cent of overall cases.

“The 93rd fatality involved a 72-year-old woman from Sarawak who had history of cancer and high blood pressure. She was admitted to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) on April 20 and passed away on April 22 at 9.15am,” he said. — DayakDaily